What is the Youth Advisory Board (YAB)?

The implementing partners of SHE SOARS are committed to meaningfully engage young people in the initiatives targeting them. Therefore, we see the need of creating a youth-led body that allows young people to lead as experts of their own realities.

The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is a body of young people within SHE SOARS that is meant to center the needs of youth from Kenya, Uganda and Zambia, by promoting meaningful youth engagement in the design, implementation and accountability of the project.

———The YAB’s mandate

-To design specific guidelines of Meaningful Youth Engagement (MYE) for the project and to ensure that the principles of MYE are observed across all the areas of the project.
-To provide technical support to implementing partners on MYE efforts.
-To support youth engagement at the community level in activities across the project and to engage in them as well.

The Youth Advisory Board is a structure within SHE SOARS project that is meant to center the needs of youth, by engaging young people meaningfully in the governance, design and implementation of the project. In that capacity, we want the YAB to be a fully youth-led space, where young advocates from the region can sit at the table and engage in the decision-making processes of the project.


If you are a young person from Kenya, Zambia, and Uganda between 18-28 years old, you are eligible to apply!

Six young people will be selected for the Youth Advisory Board. The YAB is a space designed by young people for young people, so we ask that those who choose to participate respect the age limits.

**Only young people from Kenya, Zambia, and Uganda are eligible.**

The age eligibility criteria is as follows:
We will select one person from each country between the ages of 18-22 years old
We will select one person from each country between the ages of 23-28 years old.

Young advocates, leaders from local youth-led organizations (YLO’s), collectives, networks (even informal ones) are eligible and will be given preference. However, please note that the mandate of the YAB members is on an individual basis.

———Time commitment & compensation

The time commitment of each YAB member will be of 10 to 20 hours per month, from January 2021 to December 2023.

The mandate of this YAB will last two years. A new YAB will be elected every two years to allow other youth to hold leadership roles within the project.

Those who are selected as Youth Advisory Board members will receive a compensation of 20 CAD per hour.

The YAB will receive appropriate training as well as capacity building and advocacy opportunities. The implementing partners are also committed to ensure that the YAB members receive appropriate support to fulfill their role.

————Selection process

To ensure that the YAB’s selection process is fair, transparent and equitable, the SHE SOARS implementing partners have set up a youth-led Steering Committee formed by three young SRHR activists from Kenya, Zambia and Uganda and a YC member from the region.

The Steering Committee’s purpose is to ensure that the decisions of the project are made by young people directly impacted by it.

The Steering Committee’s roles included defining the areas of intervention of the YAB as well as the eligibility criteria, establishing the compensation rate for the YAB members, and designing the application process.

The Steering Committee will individually and collectively assess the YAB’s applications with full autonomy and independence and will establish an assessment methodology for it.

The deadline to apply to the YAB is December 20th, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST.


All personal information collected will only be processed for recruitment related activities, to set up and conduct interviews with selected candidates and/or for purposes otherwise needed for evaluating your candidacy. Personal information will not be shared nor transferred to any third party. All personal information will be destroyed after a period of six (6) months.

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